PMQG Sew Day

PMQG sew day by 2ndAveStudio 
PMQG sew day, a photo by 2ndAveStudio on Flickr. 


I just came home from the Portland Modern Quilt Guild's  bi- monthly(?) sew day.  OMG! 
A. I had so much fun
B. I got sew little done. 
C. I didn't even shop- its at Fabric Depot  which is the size of a Ralph's if your from California or a Walmart if your from everywhere else.  Bummed I missed out. 



So... Michelle asked me to look at her featherweight and try and fix it since it was not right.  I sat down and was supportive, we diagnosed it, and I left her to repair it. 
now Im gonna brag!
On the way back to my seat, I see a set of templates... MY templates... well, not my templates but the templates I asked Jill at tabslot to make and we ended up collaborating thru several editions to get right. 
I had tried several times over the last 2 years to  make this block by recutting twice cutting  drunkards path.  Never worked. 
Turns out a member of our PMQG family found inspiration in them and designed a project of her own that would use them.  I couldn't be more thrilled and flattered that someone who told me she hadn't done curves before thought it looked doable. My intention is that the pattern is doable for an advanced beginner, and can be done with no pins... because pinning (for me)  is the big time sink and I have long since abandoned the never ending cycle of pinning curves. boo hiss
Somebody I don't really know likes and is using the template! squeee!
ok, bragging over!

 I'd like to see the templates go thru another edition,  and I have yet to finish a basic pattern before they really go public.... But the name, I've decided I like The Portland Peel. Cross your fingers and hope Jill agrees. 
Seeing my friends and talking quilting all day is always fun. At one point I had tears running down my face I was laughing so hard.  so. much. fun. ok, now bragging really over.
Quilters Rock! 
Rachel 



8 comments:

Gail said...

I like "Portland Peel"for the name of the template... it's so awesome someone was using it already!! I'm excited to see what else Tablsot and 2nd Ave Studio can create together!

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Jill said...

I'm up for anything, you name it! I like when I laugh so hard that tears run down my legs...

Kara said...

I want to be the first to know when the templates are available! I actually just went to tabslot in hopes of finding them...

Jennifer said...

That's so cool! And I love the name too...

Jennifer :)

designcamp said...

Hey Rachel: I hereby present you with a Leibster Award! Congrats! It's Michelle from Design Camp. Read more about it here: http://designcamppdx.blogspot.com/2012/04/leibster-dearest.html PS I love 'the Portland Peel.' Sounds like a square dance!

Gail said...

Hi Rachel... I just presented you with a Leibster Award too! check it out!